CLEAN SHEETS FOR MONKEYS
Used linens processed by Clean commercial laundry in Yeovil have a new lease of life after being donated to ape rescue centre, Monkey World.
About 4,000 sheets and duvet covers previously used in hotels around the region have been delivered to the centre in Dorset, where they will be used by its primate inhabitants. The used cotton sheets and duvet covers – known as ‘rag linen’ – are usually sold to a recycling company when they are worn out. But when Geoff Milverton, site director at Clean, visited Monkey World he noticed the team there used linen for the animals. They provide extra comfort and shelter and are also used for play, for example by hiding food inside sheets strung up as hammocks.
Clean Yeovil has also put aside a large number of used towels for the RSPCA’s West Hatch Wildlife and Animal Centre near Taunton.